The 1951/52 English Football League Division 1 was claimed by Manchester United improving on the previous seasons second place which Tottenham Hotspur had won by four Points to be crowned 1950-1951 English Football League Division 1 champions. Manchester United achieved this, as every compiler of Football statistics knows, with a single point more than they had obtained the previous Football season. Manchester United had much to thank for the attacking talents of Jack Rowley (the older brother of much feared football league record goal scorer Arthur) and Stan Pearson. After a poor 1951-1952 season both Fulham and Huddersfield were relegated from the English League Division 1 and looked forward to a tough battle for promotion back up the Football League, they both entered the 1952-53 English Football League Division 2 finishing with different fortunes.
The great Billy Wright was nominated as 1951-1952 Football Writers Association 1951 player of the year, Wright was the first of a select band of English Football Players to be capped over 100 times. The most recent inductee into the England 100 club is David Beckham, who knows who will next achieve this unique Football Statistic. Chilean born Newcastle United player George Robledo topped the leading goalscorer charts scoring 33 goals. At the end of the subsequent season the 1952-53 English Football League 1st Division despite scoring a further 18 goal's for Newcastle United, George was sold to top South American football team Colo-Colo of Chile, his Football statistics show that his goal scoring record match those compiled on Tyne-side.« previous season 1950 Division 1next season 1952 Division 1 »